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|9 hours 19 min ago||Drevno sure has the||
Drevno sure has the coach-speak down pat.
That said ... I love this guy. He strikes me as the perfect complement to Harbaugh. It would not surprise me to read that Harbaugh doesn't need to give much direction to Drevno at all ... Harbaugh thinks it and Drevno does it.
|9 hours 26 min ago||September can't come soon||
September can't come soon enough ...
|9 hours 31 min ago||Agree...||
... I checked around and the 'official' sites seem excessively high.
I was considering going to the game (from Tucson) ... but not for those prices.
Maybe as the date draws closer and some decent Southwest fares come up ... then maybe.
|17 hours 16 min ago||I love ice cream sandwiches!||
I love ice cream sandwiches!
|17 hours 19 min ago||I think Villanova would like||
I think Villanova would like to be part of that conversation as well. ;-)
That Villanova v. Georgetown national championship game in 1985 was one of the most stunning things I'd ever seen. David vs. Goliath ... nobody expected Villanova to hang with Georgetown.
|2 days 12 hours ago||My question in return: "How||
My question in return: "How much money does the top talent at ESPN make?"
One site I found lists Cowherd's annual salary at $2M.
Now I ask ... is that "too much?"
My answer: "No ... not if the numbers show that he brings in revenue to support that salary."
Ditto college football coaches.
Kirk Ferentz is the outlier here.
|2 days 18 hours ago||From the article, making||
From the article, making reference to Harbaugh's first year at Stanford: "No one was given the luxury to hide, and over-achievers were singled out on every level -- until, eventually, his roster was filled with them"
"No one was given the luxury to hide ..."
That makes for a brutally transparent environment ... but I'm sure that's what it takes to win at this level of collegiate football. So good for Harbaugh.
|2 days 18 hours ago||Plus, 1969 was quite a||
Plus, 1969 was quite a different era from 2015 ... there was a prevailing sense of "Do your own thing, man ..." in the air. It was a time of of anti-establishment, anti-discipline ... and Bo's approach would have seemed out of place to some.
But ... those who stayed were champions.
|3 days 7 hours ago||1-Holy||
|3 days 13 hours ago||My Big 10 bones call me to||
My Big 10 bones call me to root for MSU.
Can't not like the Gonzaga story ... plus, they look pretty good ... not just lucky.
|4 days 20 hours ago||I'm a minimalist ... a small||
I'm a minimalist ... a small maize circle, 3/8" or 1/2". Just a maize circle.
More than the design, what I'm curious about is the criteria for getting a sticker. I hope they are somewhat rare, and I hope anyone with enough stickers to really notice them is a true bad-ass.
|5 days 4 hours ago||I'll take more of that 1950||
I'll take more of that 1950 Blue team, please!
|5 days 10 hours ago||My introduction was Denny||
My introduction was Denny Franklin in 1973. Leach, Lytle and Bell cemented the deal. I've been a rabid Meeeeechigan fan since.
I can still recite the starting defense from 1976. :-)
|1 week 18 hours ago||On the winners in a||
On the winners in a competition having to do the extra PT:
"And then we watched the defense run, and at the end when we broke we were like, 'That didn't feel good standing there watching,' " Darboh said. "You kind of feel guilty. You lost, and we're just standing there. The next practice we made sure we came out and won."
Harbaugh is like some mad scientist Dr. Phil out there ... he's using double top-secret reverse psychology ... and it works!
|1 week 1 day ago||Wow ... 9 replies deep and no||
Wow ... 9 replies deep and no mention of the fact B/R was part of this!
It's a new era. :-)
|1 week 1 day ago||How about yellow jackhammers!||
How about yellow jackhammers! :-)
On a more serious note ... I'd love to see a mock-up of small, plain maize footballs. No bigger than 1/2". Put about 30 to represent a standout player and see what that looks like.
|1 week 2 days ago||The Highlanders ...Somewhere||
The Highlanders ...
Somewhere in the deep recesses of my old and tired brain flashed a memory of my high-school days in Howell.
|1 week 3 days ago||I love this photo!||
I love this photo!
|1 week 3 days ago||The NFL is to Michigan like||
The NFL is to Michigan like Mt. Brighton is to Mt. Everest.
|1 week 3 days ago||+1 for the classic Monty||
+1 for the classic Monty Python reference!!
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|1 week 5 days ago||In my case it would be Bennie||
In my case it would be Bennie Oosterbaan ... and no, I really don't have much of a sense for what he meant during his time as coach. I know about him. That's all.
|1 week 5 days ago||It's great that Harbaugh is||
It's great that Harbaugh is all in with Michgan athletics overall. That's great stuff.
I look at this picture and I think -- "Those student athletes weren't even born when Harbaugh played there (1984), and not even born when Bo last coached there (1989)."
To me -- a card-carrying old fart -- I remember those days. But to a younger person I wonder what goes through their mind. Yeah, "Harbaugh!" ... but I suspect Harbaugh's stature is more from the 49ers (at this point) than his 1980's playing days. And what about Bo? Do young people today** have a sense for the prominence of Bo during his tenure as coach? Or is he just a guy who has a building named after him?
** WD, you don't count ... you're a freak of nature when it comes to Michigan history.
|2 weeks 9 hours ago||Broke my collar bone falling||
Broke my collar bone falling off my bike in college.
Broke the same damn collar bone playing softball a few years later.
We were playing softball in a farm field full of ruts and furrows. I was playing CF ... running full speed to catch a fly ball ... dove for it ... landed on the ground and started to slide ... only to have my shoulder drop into a rut. I didn't slide any further. Snap.
Collar bone breaks are a bitch because (a) they hurt, (b) they can't be set very easily, and (c) it's impossible to reach down to tie the shoes. Impossible.
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||Yet another data point that||
Yet another data point that indicates Harbaugh isn't playing patty-cake here ... he's freakin' all in with respect to football, academics and the students' lives. What I read above is great ... Baxter sounds like a positive, enthusiastic man with a lot to teach young people.
Hell, I wish I had someone like him in my life back when I was 18 years old.
|2 weeks 19 hours ago||I'm surprised this isn't the||
I'm surprised this isn't the norm already.
Reading that article, I'm left wondering what the heck was going on last year on special teams. Baxter seems to imply he's having to throw away everything from before and rebuild from the ground up.
Thought exercise -- if you could wave a magic wand and have Michigan specials teams be good overall, but awesome in one phase ... what would that one awesome phase be?
(It's a question designed to get at what might be considered the most critical component of special teams play within the overall special teams.)
I'm thinking defending when Michigan kicks off or punts. But I'm torn ... because nothing is as demoralizing for another team as taking a punt or kickoff back for a TD ... so maybe blocking on Michigan returns.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah, okay. My question is||
Yeah, okay. My question is kinda serious. I've seen that in various football practice videos over the years and I can't see what value it provides. It must have some coaching / training purpose. Just something to acclimate WR and RB to running into and through resistance?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Ah ... but the video also||
Ah ... but the video also showed Harbaugh coaching up Morris, but not Speight or Malzone. So if we operate on the inverse coaching formula, it's Speight/Malzone, then Morris! :-)
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Can someone tell me what that||
Can someone tell me what that contraption is at the 1:39 mark in the video? It's the plastic arm thingy that receivers and running backs run through. I'm not sure what the point of that thing is. Anyone know?
Edit: Section 12R embedded a picture of it above.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||+1 ... and if memory serves,||
+1 ... and if memory serves, he's wearing black socks and shorts.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Whose rule is it? The||
Whose rule is it? The NCAA's?